[identity profile] mercurrix.livejournal.com
WHO: Huskynugget

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/huskynugget/

WHAT: Physical Art Badge

WHEN: Commissioned/Paid December 22nd, 2015 / Paypal Claim filed March 6th, 2015

PROOF:
Proof Screencaps )
Explanation )
[identity profile] goskos.livejournal.com
Who:
Ryunwoofie

Where:
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ryunwoofie/
https://www.weasyl.com/profile/ryun
https://twitter.com/Ryunwoofie

When:
Sent payment on December 14 2015 11:04 AM and still waiting

Proof:
Discussion of transaction: http://imgur.com/aokHCIz

Paypal receipt: http://imgur.com/gfDY1Qs

Reminders:
http://imgur.com/fH9pbot
http://imgur.com/N1OVNc8

The first one is because i wished to know where is my commission, or a little new about that, she shown to me the list, but nothing change.
And the second one, it's the same than the first.

I took a emergency commission of a Color Sketch that Ryunwoofie offered on December 14th at 2015 05:30 PM .

I sent a few reminders to her, and i wasn't angry or mad at all, because i hate to put pressure on an artist, and it doesn't help at all. She said i would be on the "to do list" but nothing, and it's like that since the first remind about the commssion.

But recently and since the notes i sent, she posted many many pics, YCH's and taken more commissions, and nothing changed.

And i use this Artist Beware as example : http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/840382.html

I can not recommend commissioning this artist due to their lack of professionalism and to say the least the massive backlog Ryunwoofie has.
[identity profile] andrew aw chun hong
Where: Her abandoned Deviantart, Her current Deviantart, her Furaffinity, Her Inkbunny.

What: An idea of color palette on my original character

When: Around September 2015

Proof: I ask my friend to use my money to send to her.

Explain: I commish to her based from this journal (in case of hide/ delete her evidence, check here), it was suppose to be full color commish, but then this conversation coming, not only block me at Deviantart, and block me at Skype afterward. I use PayPal reminder, but she keeps rejecting it.

EDIT 1: When I saw this, I knew that she have enough money to refund to me, but no, she reject at PayPal.

EDIT 2: Though it was unsatisfied, she's refund 20 USD along with the lineart to me. At this point this situation is resolved.
[identity profile] xilacs.livejournal.com
Text: WHO: rakkphotography on deviantart, audience0fdeath on weebly, #101897 on furry-paws.

WHERE: Occurred mainly on furry-paws.com, but also on deviantart.

WHAT: Digital art

WHEN: Dates are listed above, but generally we first started talking on 3/29/15. First set of unpaid art completed 4/26/15, second set 5/5/15. Repeated attempts at contact between then and now. Payment still not received as of 1/1/16.

PROOF: (Click for massive image) I then emailed them here. And then some deviantart replies here. I sent them another message later and they opened it but never replied. Proof of activity below in 'explain'.

EXPLAIN: Rakk approached me after I made a thread advertising commissions. They seemed extremely kind at first and paid for their first commission batch promptly, so I didn't feel like it was dangerous to continue accepting payment after I delivered the art. Stupid move, and now I only accept part or full payment before. Live and learn.
After offering to combine two commission batch payments into one, they didn't pay and stopped replying. They claimed they were sick and in the hospital. Up until today, I believed they were still in the hospital. However, that doesn't seem entirely true.
I snooped on their weebly page and found their blog and instagram, both of which they've been incredibly active on.
Proof of their activity on instagram. 2+ posts every single day.
Posting to their first blog here(post too long to screencap it all, was just talking about training dogs) Seen here, they were also active this September, when they were ignoring me and claiming to be in the hospital.
Here is their activity on their other blog.

So obviously this person has had ample free time. They're posting selfies, writing blog posts, playing games, etc. And yet they refuse to get back to me or pay me for over half a year now. Yet, they're using my art on their blogs and weebly.
I hate to have to write this about someone who was previously so kind to me, but it is what it is and I don't want any other artist having to deal with this.

Bonus points! Since submitting and waiting for a mod to get back to me, this is now their instagram. Yep. All of those photos(besides the very last one) in 2 days. Clearly, too sick and busy to pay me.

(thank you to CelestinaKetzia for helping me with this post! hopefully I got everything right this time!)

edit: Since posting this, they've now sent me the full amount.
[identity profile] nishastar.livejournal.com
WHO: Ninjakato http://ninjakato.deviantart.com/
ScarlingRagdoll666 http://www.furaffinity.net/user/scarlingragdoll666/

WHERE: They're mostly active on dA than FA

WHAT: A long overdue trade with them that took place on FA. Communications eventually took place on dA through notes

WHEN: A trade was agreed upon April 9th 2011. My half was finished relatively quickly, but their half is still unfinished.

More info under cute

Read more... )

EDIT: NinjaKato finished their half. This AB can be marked as resolved
[identity profile] mwebwing.livejournal.com
This is my first time doing an Artist Beware, so please be patient with me here!

WHO: Meteorprince, found on FurAffinity (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/meteorprince/), DeviantArt (http://meteorprince.deviantart.com/), and Tumblr (http://meteorprincedraws.tumblr.com/). Please note content on the profiles linked is NSFW.

WHERE: FurAffinity

WHAT: A YCH (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/17692152/) promised to be done within two weeks, and then a refund for said YCH.

WHEN: The YCH was bid on late September and paid October 2nd. I was told I would be getting a refund when they responded to my emails November 18th, and it was supposed to be given to me on December 16th.

PROOF: (As per community standards, all real life names and email addresses have been scrubbed from the following screenshots)

Conversation on FA: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0msgqqa6lbg76it/Firstconvo.png?dl=0
First refund request: https://www.dropbox.com/s/pyidqug8x5ewj2x/refundrequest1.png?dl=0
Email conversations:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/utrmjqkd51u2nap/email1.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r0r257zo31a0zcl/email2.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tpgpe88nuav0hg5/email3.png?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/29r6yjmwdbcba3n/email4.png?dl=0

EXPLAIN: On October 2nd I paid $50 for a YCH (linked above under "What") from Meteorprince. It was advertised as being done within two weeks of payment, no excuses. At first I didn't hear anything about them starting until it was almost due when they told me they were getting on it since it was on a time limit, then they said they were working on it on the day it was due (conversation linked above). I didn't hear from them again until they posted a journal (no personal response or offer of refunds, journal is on the FA profile linked above) citing family issues after it was already due and saying they would be back. I waited some more, and on the 9th of November sent them a message stating I would just like a refund (linked above), with no response. On the 18th of November I finally got tired of waiting and emailed them directly stating again I would like a refund. They responded and apologized, promised me a refund plus an extra $15 if I would wait until they had to the money. On the 28th of the same month they told me they were being interviewed for a job, and then on the 10th of December they stated they were hired and would pay me immediately the following Wednesday. Wednesday came and went and they didn't respond to any of my messages. I sent them a final message saying if I didn't hear from them I would be filing a charge back and filling out an Artist Beware, and here we are. I have had no response from them, and no attempt was ever made to follow through on either the art or the refund. I am of the opinion that they do not intend to give the refund, and would like to warn others to be careful when dealing with them as a result.

EDIT: Meteorprince has followed through with the refund, so I am filing this as resolved in a satisfactory manner at this point.
[identity profile] anthonystuart.livejournal.com

note: resolved amicably, I now have no hard feelings toward the artist and the commission was completed.  There was a lack of communication but there were legitimate reasons for the delay
note: all old links followed by an archive.is capture of them from November 7, 2015 4:00 PM Eastern

WHO:

online persona: Rho

Furaffinity: omegaro

twitter: @omegaro

WHERE: does most business via Furaffinity: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/omegaro/

commission was agreed on via twitter: @Anthony_Stuart (me) and @omegaro (him)

WHAT:

in short, the idea was for a SFW digital sketch of my character playing a guitar.  I paid on the day (May 29) that it was hashed out, have made multiple attempts to get an update, now on November 25 it’s still not here and I can’t get a response to my requests for a refund.

WHEN:

May 29: commission negotiated via twitter, payment sent, was told it’d be a couple days.  Several requests for updates since then have been responded to, usually with some variation of "it'll be done soon", yet there has been no response of any kind since September despite many attempts. After some (unrelated) offline drama has delayed this post, it’s now December 16, over half a year since the commission was agreed on, as I submit this.

PROOF:

links )

EXPLAIN:

Put simply, I had a fun idea for a commission, saw someone on twitter recommend Rho, and went to him for the job.  I was told it would be “Monday or Tuesday”.  I did my best not to nag and to be a good, kind, patient customer, but it’s now been seven months and I’ve made many attempts to make contact.  The last time I got a response of any kind was in September, and it’s now December.

At this point, it’s been long enough that I have little interest in the commission anymore, and just want a refund of the $35.00, I’m not even asking for the Paypal fee.

I’ve waited three full months after friends started telling me to go this route, because I didn’t want to offend, rock the boat, cause drama, or whatever.  I’ve already lost interest in not only this commission but others as well, I just want the refund, or if I can’t get that, I want others to be warned of what they might be up against.

[identity profile] poizenkat.livejournal.com

WHO: starfreckles/Teacake

WHERE: http://toyhou.se/Teacake and http://starfreckles.deviantart.com/

WHAT: digital art originally created for another user of a character that had since been traded

WHEN: 14th December

PROOF: http://i.imgur.com/470qqD3.png (bottom to top) http://i.imgur.com/CcD0ILC.png

EXPLAIN: I was notified of my art being covered with someone elses watermark here https://toyhou.se/145538.mazoe/gallery it was this image http://piecreature.deviantart.com/art/Drippy-puppy-533113517 covered in their own personal watermark. This is against my TOS which states that no edits can be made to my art. I have since clarified to add that no watermarks can be added to my art, though i feel that the distinction shouldnt have had to be made.

I contacted them asking them to take it down and they needed proof that I was who I said i was. I thought that meant it would go well. Instead they got extremely angry with my response and not only did they respond rudely acting as if my own art belonged to someone else but they also created a journal to badmouth me, saying that they will tell people about me.They also say key things in the journal to specifically make me look bad, such as claiming that the art was commissioned art and that i got "seriously bent out of shape" when neither things are true.

The art was originally made for an acquaintance as a trade. I do not recall ever doing business with the person who created this journal. No money exchanged hands like they claim. I do not feel as if I was rude or anything of the sort, i was only protecting my rights as an artist. It makes me extremely uncomfortable to see someone elses watermark on my own image. If it was asked then I would have provided my own to be put alongside theirs so that it was clear that the art was created and belonged to me, but they did no such thing.

I am posting this here to warn people of doing business with people like this as well as see if other people feel the same way I do about other people watermarking their art. I'm honestly curious how one would feel if they were in my position.

Edit: they apparently made some sort of "apology" i do not trust impersonal fake apologies like this. the fact that they did not contact me makes the apology seem to me as if it was made only to make them look good. As well as that they still clearly stand by what they did even though they broke my TOS and repeatedly claimed to have paid for art from me. This was not a simple "knee-jerk reaction" it lasted for more than a day.

I didnt know they made more than one journal until people in the comments pointed them out, actually. https://archive.is/tLBmT and since they are using the fact that the copied journal was a screencap as some sort of excuse? heres the last archive i had of it https://archive.is/nXbkI i cannot archive private messages, sadly. at least as far as i know, i am not very tech-savvy.

Edit: I will link my TOS here for reference; http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6610556/ the only recent edit that has been made is "*The Customer may not, under any circumstance, add their own personal watermark to my art." to clarify what I consider an edit. Please notice the following quotes from my TOS that have to do with this situation;
*The customer does not pay for the rights of the art, they pay for the service. If one would like to buy the rights to the art, please discuss this before sending payment.
*The customer does not have the right to resell my work or transfer the right to post my artwork to other parties. The customer paid for the service and does not own the copyrights to sell.

Edit: they left an apology in the comments below. I am very iffy on it still, but will accept it. ive also been told that it was removed so this is now resolved. I could not tell earlier because I was blocked and had no access to their page to check.

Edit: I guess its not over, they posted a journal and I am being blamed for harassment that I could not have been responsible for since I've been busy the past few days. https://archive.is/U5Zri and https://archive.is/Ycc0h

[identity profile] devildove.livejournal.com
WHO: Koontz / Cirice on Furcadia, vveak on DA

WHERE: http://deviantart.com/ (Most commission discussion occurred on Furcadia though, an old MMO)

WHAT: Koontz commissioned me for a 95x95 digital pixel "portrait", which is the term for a player's icon on the game Furcadia.

WHEN: First contact happened September 8th, 2015; I provided several WIPs between then and the time when I sent her the finished portrait, which was on November 24th, 2015 (I went to America for a month in between and didn't have access to the file).

PROOF: (1) First Contact / (2) Commission info provided to me in a DA note / (3) WIPs sent and some payment discussion / (4) Final portrait sent, she tries to change payment method and then refuses to pay / (5) Screenshot of Furcadia's "whisper" window format with my final message (to help explain why I can't provide more legit-looking screenshots) / (6) My DA upload of the final commission (warning: cannabis leaf) / (7) She comments on my DA upload of her art repeating her refusal, and I repeat my message to her as well / (8) Proof she blocked me on DA / (9) Furcadia's User Agreement to explain why I can't share her "whispers" to me and have to summarize (rule 16)

EXPLAIN: Read more... )

I know that it's only $5, but I don't want other artists to do work for her and end up not receiving payment. This has definitely been a learning experience for me as it was the first time I've had any problems with a commissioner and I made a lot of errors here in the way I did business with her. I will be requiring payment before the work is completed now and I will be more careful and professional in my messages, plus if I accept commissions again (which I may not, this was a very unpleasant experience for me as I have anxiety issues) I will be writing a TOS and raising my rates so that I'm receiving a fair wage and not cents on the hour. In the end though, I feel like her opinion on my "attitude" in the way I asked for payment is irrelevant to our business transaction and doesn't entitle her to refuse to pay.

I'll update as resolved if she comes through, and if she is reading this and would like to come in and provide her side (or corroborate her whispers since I had to summarize, that would certainly be helpful) she is of course welcomed.

EDIT: I received the 5GD from Koontz this morning, along with an apology. As far as I'm aware we are leaving on (mostly) good terms and I consider this resolved. Could the mods mark it as such please? Thank you!
[identity profile] lamentobento.livejournal.com
WHO: Mommahenlevi on Furbuy+Furaffinity, goes as Girfantic on Etsy

WHERE:
(links have been removed)

WHAT: This person is selling an unauthorized costume of my character along with a traced version of my art.

WHEN: 3 days ago (?) - recently.

PROOF: The original artwork can be found on my (shared with partner) Tumblr:
http://katzbalger.tumblr.com/post/37746942791/olivier

Screenshots of the submission pages:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49349978/screenshots/theft/screen_oliversale01.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49349978/screenshots/theft/screen_oliversale02.jpg

EXPLAIN: I have never made contact to this person, nor did I ever sell the rights to this character or the art. I guess I'm out of words for an explanation other than putting up a warning and advise not to make business with this person. It's just downright foul practice.

EDIT 07/12/2015 [Resolved]
I've got in touch with the artist. Apparently they weren't aware they were doing something wrong. I have mixed feelings on this, but I chose to believe it's a simple ignorant mistake. I don't like the idea of watermarking things boldly or slapping copyrights everywhere, but maybe the lack of it made them believe it's free to take. They needed the money and I felt bad for them. I asked them to make changes to the suit and take down the traced art. They were completely cooperative and mature towards my plea. I didn't think my character is sooper-original that it needed a huge edit, it was mostly the 1:1 traced art being part of the sales pitch that irritated me.

Tree of conversation can be viewed here:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/49349978/screenshots/theft/convers.jpg
(screenshot is a courtesy of [livejournal.com profile] lindblut)

We had an email exchange, which mostly consisted of the changes made to the suit. They were prompt and friendly.
Their edits can be viewed on the submission:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/18396909/
[identity profile] apple-ramen.livejournal.com
WHO: Chuuchichu
http://chuuchichu.deviantart.com/
https://www.pinterest.com/chuuchichu/
http://chuuland.tumblr.com/
http://chuuland.weebly.com/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/shadomu/28269981/
http://www.gaiaonline.com/profiles/bunnybutler/30781909/
Where: http://chuuchichu.deviantart.com/
What:
May 2014 - Custom character design
When: May 2014
Proof: http://imgur.com/a/PbFzw (Contains all the ones listed in this post along with a few extras)

Explain: In May 2014, Chuuchichu held an auction where she would design for the winner a custom character from her Nemu species. I won this auction at $220 ($227 overall with fees) on my side account, Celebibonbon (http://chuuchichu.deviantart.com/art/NEMU-Custom-Auction-CLOSED-451902408). My main is Vespisia. Details were exchanged via notes (http://imgur.com/oSNfXGm) (http://imgur.com/e8lgNzr) and payment was made (http://imgur.com/s7QG3ky). We gave each other our Skypes for easier access (http://imgur.com/VvBAogE), and work was begun (http://imgur.com/diHadyl) (http://imgur.com/zpj7ZFN) (http://imgur.com/6QA0QfA). Progress was pretty good; I attended a livestream (I believe it was a Join.Me in the first week of June 2014 or so) and watched get work done on my character and it was nearing completion in just that one session, just needed a few more touches and shading done and some cleaning up to become fully completed. Chuuchichu sent me another note a bit later, inquiring about possibly scheduling a new livestream time to finish up the custom.



Unfortunately, I dropped the ball during this part of the exchange, as I took several months to reply, during which time Chuuchichu sent me two notes that were follow-ups inquiring where I was (http://imgur.com/gtze9js) (http://imgur.com/UxXfd76). This part was certainly my fault. I would eventually reply to her in November 2014 (http://imgur.com/35EZWM6), and as can be seen in the screenshot (http://imgur.com/cQ9r61J), the note was read, but never replied to. Months would pass with no response, she had been fairly active before the advent of the custom auction, and afterwards, would be decently active, but I would realize in 2015 she stopped becoming active on DA and her many other sites around spring 2015 it seems.

In any case, on Deviantart, I sent her a note in June 2015, asking for an update (http://imgur.com/sQmBgwN). It was not read. I sent her another note on August 2015, that note was also unread (http://imgur.com/BDn6G1N). I recently sent her a note in October (http://imgur.com/4AWfNmr), and that was also unread(http://imgur.com/qSixMt3). I also left a comment on her profile in July 2015 (http://imgur.com/hTogVwO), asking for an update, which was also not replied to. At one point, an old friend of hers contacted me, asking if I might know where Chuuchichu was, because as mentioned previously, she had gone inactive. I replied I did not know, and she expressed sympathies concerning the pending custom, agreeing that it was not a fair deal to me. I also sent Chuuchichu a message on Skype in June 2015 (http://imgur.com/qTdjtfV), which was never replied to. Other attempts included sending an email directly in July 2015 (http://imgur.com/PxRBqwR), and even asking one of her old friends (http://imgur.com/1kvBMOE) and a group she belonged to if they knew where she might have went, but no one had any idea. I began to think perhaps she had a medical emergency or something highly serious and time-consuming at the very least. But last night (11/5/15), I found her Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/chuuchichu/), and it turned out she was active. It seems to be her indeed, and she pinned things just a day or two ago. At this point in time, I am looking into filing a chargeback as multiple attempts to contact her on various platforms have all consistently failed, and she is clearly active.



To summarize,
1. $227 commission for a custom character paid and started in May 2014.
2. Last discussion and update was June 2014
2.A. Part of this was definitely my fault as between June and November, she sent a few more notes, but I did not reply due to stressors from 'real life.'
3. Note sent from me to her in November 2014, was read and not replied to.
4. More notes sent in 2015 (three total), they are unread as of the moment, along with an email, a skype message, a profile comment on DA, and inquiring friends and groups if they knew where she is.
5. Found her on 11/5/15 clearly being active on Pinterest.
6. Looking into filing a chargeback now since multiple attempts at contact have failed.

[Edit 10/11/15: I did not send the payment via gifts, I sent it through services, but yes, I did pay the fee for her. v_v Sorry for the confusion of my wording!

Also, I've contacted Paypal and my bank on the 6th of this month or so, and both said it was too late now to file chargebacks. Instead, they advised me to take this to the police and the BBB, so here's hoping. I will be calling Paypal back though to let them know about how she had originally asked to send the payment + fees via the gift option.]

Thank you for your time, everyone.


EDIT/Adding more:
On March 3 of 2016, Chuuchichu logged onto Skype and I was able to reach out and talk to her. She apologized and quickly issued me a full refund and was very respectful and mature in her handling of the situation and knowledge of receiving a beware. I consider the situation resolved now and believe Chuuchichu acted admirably and sincerely in her resolution.
[identity profile] slycan.livejournal.com
Edit 10/30/2015 I received my order as well as an apology from the maker, hoping the same happened with the other costumers too. They were awesome enough to pay for the shipping too. Hope their IRL issues get resolved.

Read more... )
[identity profile] lapinfraise.livejournal.com

edit: Resolved! Got my part, everything OK!

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Read more )

LocoSaltInc

Sep. 6th, 2015 09:28 pm
[identity profile] chndragon.livejournal.com
WHO: LocoSaltInc

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/locosaltinc

WHAT: Four character full-color commission

WHEN: Mar 17. Asked for status or refund at June 2. Received a reply of LocoSalt stating to refund me "sometime" after Anthrocon. Never received a reply since then. Sent another reminder on 24th August, and a final one on the 3rd of Sept.

PROOF: Three screencaps: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/jguej3w41l22uth/AADp7erpi8CzOd4r7BVruqgqa?dl=0

EXPLAIN: It's really quite simple. I requested a rather big commission, and have had three others join in on it. I paid $80, and the two others paid $40 separately. In the first screenshot, you can see her commenting "got them all", verifying she's received all payments. I can additionally provide proof of payment if deemed necessary.

After waiting for a very long time, I have sent a question regarding when my commission will be worked on. (1update.png)
I have received a reply, where she states to give me, and possibly/probably the others, a refund. (2reply.png)

After sending her two reminder emails with no reply I am forced to merely post an artist-beware bit as to warn others that once you pay LocoSaltInc money, you're likely to wait either a very long time for your picture, or never receive any requested refund. (3reminders.png)
[identity profile] spicexcake.livejournal.com
WHO: Linka/Linkaton-furaito

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/linkaton-furaito/

WHAT: Partial refund (Difference of basic template and subscription price, $35)

WHEN: Template subscription paid for on January 4th, request for refund and reminder notes in May and July

PROOF: Proof of payment: http://i.imgur.com/VsKQbIN.png
First note requesting refund and response: http://i.imgur.com/gZR2wct.png
Reminder and response: http://i.imgur.com/XhH4Vdu.png

EXPLAIN: I bought Linkaton's lineart template subscription on early January. It was promised that there would be monthly updates with at least 7 new items in each update. (Details seen here: http://i.imgur.com/Y30fkhM.png) There were a couple of journals regarding the template being delayed for personal issues and I was sympathetic. After a while, however, it got to a point that I felt I had paid for something I was not receiving and may not, as they had suggested in journals they may have bitten off more than they could chew with their queue being the size it was. After several months with no updates, I asked for a partial refund. They apologized, said I would have my refund, but that it may take some time to get back to me. (May 15th/16th) I waited for a bit, noticed they had been posting several notices for commissions, a MYO adoptable event, various streams, etc. I noted them again only to receive yet another noncommittal response. I'm unsure of how else to proceed, as I've been told by others that they're also awaiting things from this person (some back from 2013) and I'd really just like to get this taken care of.

EDIT: I received my refund. This can be marked as resolved.
[identity profile] rexxiecat.livejournal.com
WHO: FA: Frindle: , Twitter: @FrindlesArt

WHERE: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/frindle/

WHAT: Hypnosis Icon

WHEN: Commissioned back in March 2015

PROOF: Click Here

EXPLAIN: Commissioned Frindle back in March of this year for one hypnosis icon when they opened for them via a journal they posted. After about 2 weeks of waiting I sent a note asking about the status. The message was never responded to.
After that I waited quite a while (3 months). I saw that Frindle had a large commission queue so I was patient, but I did not see my name on their queue so I sent them another message asking about it.
Proof of message and response

I was satisfied with the response so I waited again. This time for another month. I checked a few times on their queue and saw that my name was never put there like Frindle said they would do. So I messaged them again.
Convo Part 1
Convo Part 2

In convo part 1 you can see Frindle asking me again if I ordered via Google Docs. They've asked me this question before. In convo 2 Frindle says they will reimburse me fully and have my icon done by the end of that week. (Which never happened)

I sent Frindle a message 2 days ago asking if they were going to ever reimburse me, and they responded by telling me that they "couldn't afford to reimburse me"
Proof

Its way too late to file a Paypal dispute on this matter so there's really nothing I can do.
So I'm now screwed out of $21 and an icon. Do NOT ever commission Frindle!


A refund was issued - 7/23/15 @ 6:28 pm
Proof of refund
[identity profile] southernbourbon.livejournal.com
WHO: Yellow07

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/yellow07/


WHAT: Digital art, single character with full background and inserts.

WHEN: Between the end of June and today (July 13).

PROOF:
Notes1: http://i.imgur.com/eoFV7cc.png
Notes2: http://i.imgur.com/Rv2QIGK.png
Notes3: http://i.imgur.com/PpMS727.png

Approval sketch I sent them: http://i.imgur.com/fTAgi9i.png

EXPLAIN: I'm kind of frustrated at this point. I was way more lenient with them than I should have been (answering their awkward questions, allowing them use of my personal character, and them requesting a discount which I obliged). I had someone tell me before that they had issues with this person (although I lack proof as it was some time ago and we no longer talk), but I wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt.

They've stopped responding to my notes (even though they have read them: http://i.imgur.com/cU324Qb.png ). They've worked with artists that are way out of my price range and seem to have paid them, so I'm not sure what's going on or why they aren't answering me.

I'm still willing to work with them if they pay. I just would have liked some explanation. I would have worked with them if they had to delay payment or if something had come up, but I don't like being completely ignored.
[identity profile] blackgatomon.livejournal.com
Hi! This is my first time posting here, so sorry if anything's confusing! I also didn't really want to post this because it felt a bit meager--but this has been eating away at me for the past few months. ;-;

WHO: MamaGizzy
http://mamagizzy.deviantart.com/

WHERE:
http://mamagizzy.deviantart.com/

WHAT:
PNG to an Adoptable

WHEN:
February 17th 2015 - Current Day

PROOF:
http://i.imgur.com/gJC4CFY.png
http://i.imgur.com/p4a9uGx.png
http://i.imgur.com/g3q9tJ1.png

EXPLAIN:
So I have experience when it comes to buying (and selling) adoptables. Usually after the purchase; it's always good to give the buyer the PNG for their purchase. But, sadly, this was not the case. I paid $10 for the adoptable and when I was told I would get the PNG late, I didn't think too much of it. I thought it'd be like a "you'll get it within a week because I am busy" sort of thing but to my dismay this did not happen.

I waited three months before I contacted MamaGizzy again.

http://i.imgur.com/6eyLqel.png

18 days later she replies, saying she didn't realize I didn't get my adopt. I got a little eager that I would finally get the PNG and I sent her a link to the adoptable page... Only to be ignored again. I had also anxious sent that "Hello" message in case she forgot again but I was still greeted with silence. And, as the screencaps suggest, she has read each of the last two notes but has not replied.

I got to admit I'm pretty bummed over this. :(

EDIT: I was able to receive the PNG. So this issue was resolved! <3
[identity profile] fawkatronic.livejournal.com

WHO: mixideer, mixipony, miss-mixi, mixisweets

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/mixideer

WHAT: Art trade: wing-it piece of my character for a custom furset of their character made on IMVU

WHEN: initial conversation: March 29th, Finished my half April 13th

PROOF: Album of images, some contain NSFW: http://imgur.com/a/TiJmI
individual images will be linked in the story below

EXPLAIN: Mixi approached me at the end of March asking about a custom furset made on IMVU. I proposed a trade over my normal currency of IMVU credits since I had already been watching her and liked her art. She said she could totally do that and requested I add her on skype. (http://i.imgur.com/UXN2FCS.png)

On skype we confirmed an art trade (http://i.imgur.com/CfSy82F.png) I told her which character I would like drawn and gave her the first WIP (http://i.imgur.com/csLWyQb.png) I always give many WIPs as I work because I want to make sure everything is perfect.

I had a slight delay in working because I had another commission that was paid in full, whereas I had not gotten the art for this one. I message her letting her know why I had been delayed and gave her more WIPs (http://i.imgur.com/uloGY9j.png) She says it's amazing and I gift it to her account (http://i.imgur.com/rKcoN5Q.png)

Proof that I sent the skin over (http://i.imgur.com/8MB4HEZ.png) I can provide proof for each individual piece of the set but I am not sure that's necessary.
Note: the price is high because I change the price from 0 personal profit to a high number after gifting it. This helps me keep track of what I have delivered and prevents anyone from accidentally buying it when I unhide it in the shop to be visible as an example of my work.

Ten days after I have given her the furset I notice that I am not on her to-do list and message her on skype asking if I will be added to it. She says she is sorry for not having me there and adds me to it. May comes and goes and on June 11th I message her asking if she has worked on the art she owes me. She apologizes and said she is behind on work (http://i.imgur.com/TcXTXgc.png)

Since me asking for an update she has posted a few gift art pieces and even did a freebie stream. She has also been posting a lot of YCHs. She has also posted journals for more commissions.

I am a little anxious and message her again on the 23rd, expressing that it has been two months and would like an estimate on when the piece will at least be started (http://i.imgur.com/SKMQWfO.png)
She was online when I messaged her but I did not get a response. I went to bed and woke up and still did not have a response.

The morning after I messaged asking for information on our trade she was streaming. In the stream it was clear that she was on skype. As she checked messages when streaming (http://i.imgur.com/AHlRFWx.png)

I decided to follow up my message since I knew she was online and on skype (http://i.imgur.com/ti9Dh1n.png) I understand not wanting to talk business during a stream and waited patiently for the stream to be over, figuring she would message me once people were no longer watching. The stream finished with her saying she was going to bed and I did not get any message back from her. Not even a simple "hey, I am sorry, I will have to message you tomorrow since it's late"

After my messages had still not been responded to she makes a journal claiming to be on holiday and to have been gone over the weekend (http://i.imgur.com/hJA79Fs.png). This does not explain why my art has not been finished as I messaged her before the weekend she claims to have been gone during and she has been working on art both before and after this journal was posted.

Her to-do list says "(I REPEAT, I DO NOT DRAW THESE IN ORDER, I DRAW THEM IN ORDER TO HOW I'M FEELING) Up to a few weeks wait or a few days of ordering, finished at least within the month." but it has been over two months since I completed my half and even longer since the trade was decided on.

I am upset because I just wanted something, anything, drawn of my character. It was a wing-it piece so she could have easily used one of the YCH poses for it. She said she was behind on work but was actively taking and completing commissions and YCHs. I had to request to be added to her to-do list and now I have been actually ignored.

Uploading products to IMVU is not free. I had to pay to submit those products and then pay to gift them to her. I have spent actual currency on this. This is not something I can get back. The only thing I can do is edit the products I have sent her with textures that are solid black with "Payment not recieved" in white across it. This will make the products useless to her but will still not get me my money back

Update 1 - July 1st:
Mixi has messaged me after seeing this beware (http://i.imgur.com/nwP355B.png)
And I have responded (http://i.imgur.com/W2FEqzS.png) I also told her an amount and my paypal but the screencap cuts out and I figured it would be best to leave out since I would have to censor the information regardless.

Update 2 - July 5th:
I have not heard from Mixi after giving her the information she asked for in order to give me payment for the set.
So I sent her a message asking for a response, (http://i.imgur.com/R1seooI.png) she has been online and has posted a new journal on FA in which she has removed me from her To-Do list, but still has not responded to me.

Update 3 - July 8th:
Still waiting on a response from Mixi despite her being active on FA, I message her again (http://i.imgur.com/Ja7rxvz.png)
I am starting to question if she will ever get back to me.

Update 4 - July 13th:
I do not message people this often when waiting on art, but now this has become me waiting on payment for an already delivered good and I have not gotten a response from her in nearly two weeks while she has still been posting on FA.
I send her another message (http://i.imgur.com/UQf8p4t.png)

Update 5 - July 14th:
After having been contacted by a concerned 3rd party, Mixi has sent me my payment. (http://i.imgur.com/ev3GZ4y.png)
She has not actually said anything  to me at all since the message she sent to me on the 1st.

I have received my payment and so this can be tagged as resolved.

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